November 14, 2013

NASA Probe to Track Mars’s Missing Atmosphere

Lest we forget, getting to Mars is hard. Two thirds of the missions launched to the Red Planet never made it, and only the U.S., European Space Agency (ESA) […]
November 13, 2013

SPACE – the FINAL FRONTIER: These are the images of the star probe Cassini

OK, we don’t have starships yet. But on some days a space enthusiast can smile anyway – on days like these, when NASA releases new and […]
November 12, 2013

GRAIL Mission Tells New Story About The Moon’s Face

Scientists have long believed that the moon’s trademark craters were created from the impact of massive asteroids, but new research appearing in the journal Science suggests that smaller […]
November 11, 2013

Mars spacecraft orbit-raising suffers a snag, but mission in 'good health'

CHENNAI: A halt in the flow of the liquid engine of India’s Mars orbiter mission on Monday slowed down the orbit-raising operation. The spacecraft, however, is in good health, Indian […]
November 11, 2013

3 Soyuz Expedition 37 Astronauts Return to Earth

Expedition 37 Commander Fyodor Yurchikin and Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano landed their Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft in Kazakhstan at 9:49 p.m. EST. The trio […]
November 10, 2013

NASA airs historic Olympic torch spacewalk

On its way to Sochi for the start of the Winter Olympics in February, the Olympic torch made one of its greatest journeys ever today — a spacewalk outside of […]
November 9, 2013

1-tonne GOCE satellite falls to Earth Sunday night

A one-tonne European satellite is expected to disintegrate in the atmosphere and fall to the Earth’s surface in pieces Sunday night. The European Space Agency’s Gravity […]
November 8, 2013

'FREAKISH' SPACE OBJECT sighted by Hubble telescope

A bizarre object far beyond the orbit of Mars, described by NASA as “weird and freakish”, has been spotted by the Hubble space telescope spewing jets […]
November 7, 2013

Mars mission on track, spacecraft's orbit to be raised tomorrow

CHENNAI: A day after its successful launch, India’sMars Orbiter spacecraft was functioning smoothly in the Earth’s orbit and ready for orbit raising operations on Thursday. “Since its […]